I have been going up Knipe Scar, from Bampton or Bampton Grange, since I was a little girl. It’s a great hill if you want one a small one to do when carrying a baby. It doesn’t take long to get up, yet you know you have done some exercise getting up it, and it has fantastic views from the top.
There are a number of ways to get to the top, but from the knipe road beyond Bampton Grange, this signpost takes you up a guaranteed wet path!
Its a fairly steep ascent towards the top, the path winds through the bracken to the left of the stone wall.
From the top you can see south to the Howgills, across to Haweswater and High Street and over to Blencathra in the distance (Scotland on a very clear day)
Once again Evie bean missed the glorious views!
The limestone scar on top is where you need to be careful that monsters don’t jump out of the cracks as you are playing on them!
There is also a stone circle up here, but didn’t have time on this day to go & see it.
Making it a circuit, you go down the steep side towards Knipe, then cross the Knipe road to the rather fun wibbly wobbly bridge (but be careful of the trolls that live in the pipes!)
Then back along the river to Bampton, which often has beautiful reflections to enjoy as you wander back along it .